Podcast #76: The right of indigenous peoples to education that's appropriate to their culture is recognized. But is it realized?
NEW YORK, 10 June 2013 – Of the 370 million indigenous people in the world, approximately 67 million are youth. Know Your Rights! – the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) written specifically for indigenous adolescents – is aiming to do exactly that: encourage young people to know their rights, protect them and become an active part of decision-making in their community.
Know your rights! Adolescent-friendly UNDRIP is launched in New York
NEW YORK, United States of America, 4 June 2013 – The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is the most advanced Declaration on indigenous peoples’ rights, and its adoption in 2007 was the result of many years of work.
New study brings violence against indigenous girls and women into focus
NEW YORK, United States of America, 4 June 2013 – The issue of violence against indigenous girls and women is not only under-discussed and under-studied, but it also remains concealed, in most countries. Indigenous communities have been historically marginalized and continue to be discriminated against, and it’s young girls and women who pay the highest price.
Public policy debate focuses on achieving results for children
NEW YORK, USA, 24 January 2006 – Focusing on public policy to help fulfil children’s rights is an important part of UNICEF’s work everywhere. Today at UNICEF headquarters, a debate on public policy and results for children brought together Representatives from the Latin America and Caribbean region, programme and policy experts, communicators and others.
Know your rights! UNICEF and partners have developed an adolescent-friendly version of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
NEW YORK, United States of America, 7 Feb 2012 – In order to make indigenous adolescents knowledgeable on issues important to them and to support their active participation in decision-making processes to secure their rights, UNICEF has – in collaboration with the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues and the Global Indigenous Youth Caucus – developed an adolescent-friendly version of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) that targets 13- to 18-year-old children.
Equity Case Study: China – Prevention of Parent-to-Child Transmission of HIV Among Vulnerable and Ethnic Minority Populations in Western China
12 October 2012 – In China, the women at greatest risk of contracting HIV and transmitting it to their babies are often poor, ethnic minorities who live in rural or difficult-to-reach areas. Though most vulnerable, they are also least likely to have access to, or to use, maternal-child health care services, including ante-natal care and services to prevent transmission of HIV from parent to child (PMTCT services).
In Malaysia, celebrating every child’s right to participation
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 20 November 2012 – In the lead-up to Universal Children’s Day, 20 November, UNICEF Malaysia, together with several child-focused NGOs in Malaysia, is celebrating every child’s right to participation. Under the banner of Children4Change, the month of November has been dedicated to honour, celebrate and recognize the important role children can play in societies today.
First guide to pregnancy and childbirth for Chile’s indigenous Mapuche population
LA ARAUCANÍA, Chile, 23 January 2009 – A new guide for mothers-to-be called ‘Growing Together’ is being used to help assist the indigenous Mapuche women of Chile during pregnancy and childbirth.
Botswana's Parliament strengthens the implementation of the Children’s Act
GABORONE, Botswana, 9 April 2012 – The Parliament of Botswana has committed to strengthening the implementation of the national Children’s Act. The Children’s Act promotes and protects the rights of children in accordance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
In Mexico City, community centres provide learning opportunities for indigenous children
MEXICO CITY, Mexico, 23 March 2012 – The journey to the hospital begins early for 13-year-old Lucía Argüelles.
Indigenous Indian children thrive in child-friendly residential schools
DALEIGUDA, India, 24 May 2011 – Krupasindhuv Pangi knows the challenges that indigenous communities face. At the age of five, his family lost their land when it was taken from them to build a factory.
UNICEF hosts discussion on governance fit for children
NEW YORK, USA, 28 October 2009 – In the effort to make further progress on implementing the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), much depends upon delivering good governance for children. At a panel held at UNICEF House in New York yesterday, experts discussed the interdependence between child rights and good governance.
Prominent essayists reflect on the impact of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
NEW YORK, USA, 3 November 2009 – As part of its commemoration of the CRC’s 20th anniversary, The State of the World’s Children, UNICEF’s annual flagship publication, is launching a new essay series called ‘Perspectives on the Convention on the Rights of the Child.’
UNICEF consultation takes on challenges facing indigenous and minority children
NEW YORK, USA, 16 April 2009 – Personal testimonies led to an intense and passionate dialogue at the opening of the Consultation on Indigenous Peoples’ and Minorities’ Issues, hosted by UNICEF in New York yesterday. Several speakers related stories of their own struggles, highlighting the critical need for increased awareness of the rights of indigenous and minority populations.
Latin American pop group Kudai visits Panama to highlight the needs of indigenous populations
PANAMA CITY, Panama, 24 November 2008 – Latin Grammy Award-Nominated Chilean pop group Kudai visited the autonomous territory of Kuna Yala recently in order to highlight the needs and concerns of indigenous and excluded populations.
Promoting a passion for reading on remote Malaysian islands
TIMANG ISLAND, Malaysia, 20 February 2008 – As bursts of pink and orange peek through the cloudy morning sky, two young boys hop into a long wooden motorboat with their mothers. They are heading for Timbang Island, a half-hour journey away, where the two mothers work as teachers and the boys attend classes.
ASUNCION / PARAGUY, 28 August 2007 – Governments, the UN and civil society organizations from across the Latin American region are meeting to address the alarming problem of children...
UNICEF helps keep minority children in school in rural Viet Nam
CHIENG KHOA COMMUNE, Viet Nam, 29 December 2005 – A short five-minute walk is all that separates 8-year-old Sa Thi Tham from her school. It’s a remarkably short distance in a region of rolling green mountains and plunging river valleys in north-western Viet Nam, where many children must travel many kilometres to reach their classes.
Indigenous children: In their own words...
My name is María Ernestina Pilca Cholango, I come from the community of Los Andes, in Cayambe. I represent the kichwa nationality. I am 19 years-old and I study at the school “Dolores Cacuango”. Like Mama Dulu, I think we the indigenous people should get trained and keep this participation process.
UNICEF presents Living Rights film
NEW YORK, 15 June 2005 - Filmmaker Duco Tellegen has made a career in documenting the complexities of children’s lives around the world. His most recent film, Living Rights, explores three stories that illuminate rights from the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Indigenous women make their voices heard
NEW YORK, 11 March 2005 - Indigenous and Afro-descendent women from several Latin American countries came together at the United Nations on Thursday to exchange ideas, discuss the problems affecting their respective communities, and explore solutions in a special forum sponsored by UNICEF.